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Paula Savage Hansen is CEO of Savage, the branding and corporate
design firm in Houston, Texas, that she founded in 1973. For more than
three decades, she has promoted design as a strategic business asset.
Today, Savage’s branding and corporate design expertise has been widely
noted, attracting Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits and international
corporations as clients.
Hansen began her career at Baxter + Korge and Design Southwest,
following her education at the University of Texas, where she graduated
cum laude in graphic design. From the beginning, she approached the
business of design with an entrepreneurial spirit, having led the
profession through two sea changes. The first was the move to paginate
typography, which led to digital page layout and production. The second
was the emergence of multimedia and the Web. Ahead of the curve, she
started several firms that elevated design communications through
Having served on the boards of several professional organizations and
as a past AIGA Texas board member and president, Hansen has been
instrumental in establishing a strong reputation for design excellence
and mentoring the next generation of design leadership. For instance,
Savage provides its employees funding for advanced degrees, training and
attending conferences. In addition, the staff is encouraged to further
their communications and business knowledge by seeking leadership
opportunities in professional organizations, as well as teaching and
volunteering in the community.
Savage has won numerous awards in design communications and has been
featured in the profession’s most respected books and publications.
Why did technology giant Lucent stick with its unusual mark despite widespread criticism? Bowie examines how the company overcame stigma and made trademark history.
Section: Inspiration -
More at designandviolence.moma.org
"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
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information design, graphic design, animation
Many in-house designers are not proud to say where they work—but why? Could it be this negative mindset is mostly of our own creation? Discover how to defeat the “in-house embarrassment factor” by learning to recognize three delusions about the relevance of in-house designers to the profession today.
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in-house design, in-house issues, motivation, INitiative, advice
In 2013, a discerning group of jurors chaired by Clement Mok met to review entries for “Justified: AIGA Design Competition,” identifying submissions that serve as an effective tool to explain the role of designers in conceiving and implementing solutions.
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Fanta Visual Identity System Launch Video
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Design Square is a curated directory of the graphic design industry. It's a great resource for discovering firms, type, printers & more.
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RT @aigahouston: Photos from Portfolio Review 2014 have been posted on Flickr: http://t.co/vroP7JZgbI #Portfolios #AIGAConnect #Design
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